Genesis 34 NKJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now Dinah the daughter of Leah, whom she had borne to Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land. 1 Now Dinah, the daughter Leah had borne to Jacob, went out to visit the women of the land.
2 And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he took her and lay with her, and violated her. 2 When Shechem son of Hamor the Hivite, the ruler of that area, saw her, he took her and violated her.
3 His soul was strongly attracted to Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the young woman and spoke kindly to the young woman. 3 His heart was drawn to Dinah daughter of Jacob, and he loved the girl and spoke tenderly to her.
4 So Shechem spoke to his father Hamor, saying, "Get me this young woman as a wife." 4 And Shechem said to his father Hamor, "Get me this girl as my wife."
5 And Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter. Now his sons were with his livestock in the field; so Jacob held his peace until they came. 5 When Jacob heard that his daughter Dinah had been defiled, his sons were in the fields with his livestock; so he kept quiet about it until they came home.
6 Then Hamor the father of Shechem went out to Jacob to speak with him. 6 Then Shechem's father Hamor went out to talk with Jacob.
7 And the sons of Jacob came in from the field when they heard it; and the men were grieved and very angry, because he had done a disgraceful thing in Israel by lying with Jacob's daughter, a thing which ought not to be done. 7 Now Jacob's sons had come in from the fields as soon as they heard what had happened. They were filled with grief and fury, because Shechem had done a disgraceful thing in Israel by lying with Jacob's daughter--a thing that should not be done.
8 But Hamor spoke with them, saying, "The soul of my son Shechem longs for your daughter. Please give her to him as a wife. 8 But Hamor said to them, "My son Shechem has his heart set on your daughter. Please give her to him as his wife.
9 And make marriages with us; give your daughters to us, and take our daughters to yourselves. 9 Intermarry with us; give us your daughters and take our daughters for yourselves.
10 So you shall dwell with us, and the land shall be before you. Dwell and trade in it, and acquire possessions for yourselves in it." 10 You can settle among us; the land is open to you. Live in it, trade in it, and acquire property in it."
11 Then Shechem said to her father and her brothers, "Let me find favor in your eyes, and whatever you say to me I will give. 11 Then Shechem said to Dinah's father and brothers, "Let me find favor in your eyes, and I will give you whatever you ask.
12 Ask me ever so much dowry and gift, and I will give according to what you say to me; but give me the young woman as a wife." 12 Make the price for the bride and the gift I am to bring as great as you like, and I'll pay whatever you ask me. Only give me the girl as my wife."
13 But the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father, and spoke deceitfully, because he had defiled Dinah their sister. 13 Because their sister Dinah had been defiled, Jacob's sons replied deceitfully as they spoke to Shechem and his father Hamor.
14 And they said to them, "We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one who is uncircumcised, for that would be a reproach to us. 14 They said to them, "We can't do such a thing; we can't give our sister to a man who is not circumcised. That would be a disgrace to us.
15 But on this condition we will consent to you: If you will become as we are, if every male of you is circumcised, 15 We will give our consent to you on one condition only: that you become like us by circumcising all your males.
16 then we will give our daughters to you, and we will take your daughters to us; and we will dwell with you, and we will become one people. 16 Then we will give you our daughters and take your daughters for ourselves. We'll settle among you and become one people with you.
17 But if you will not heed us and be circumcised, then we will take our daughter and be gone." 17 But if you will not agree to be circumcised, we'll take our sister and go."
18 And their words pleased Hamor and Shechem, Hamor's son. 18 Their proposal seemed good to Hamor and his son Shechem.
19 So the young man did not delay to do the thing, because he delighted in Jacob's daughter. He was more honorable than all the household of his father. 19 The young man, who was the most honored of all his father's household, lost no time in doing what they said, because he was delighted with Jacob's daughter.
20 And Hamor and Shechem his son came to the gate of their city, and spoke with the men of their city, saying: 20 So Hamor and his son Shechem went to the gate of their city to speak to their fellow townsmen.
21 "These men are at peace with us. Therefore let them dwell in the land and trade in it. For indeed the land is large enough for them. Let us take their daughters to us as wives, and let us give them our daughters. 21 "These men are friendly toward us," they said. "Let them live in our land and trade in it; the land has plenty of room for them. We can marry their daughters and they can marry ours.
22 Only on this condition will the men consent to dwell with us, to be one people: if every male among us is circumcised as they are circumcised. 22 But the men will consent to live with us as one people only on the condition that our males be circumcised, as they themselves are.
23 Will not their livestock, their property, and every animal of theirs be ours? Only let us consent to them, and they will dwell with us." 23 Won't their livestock, their property and all their other animals become ours? So let us give our consent to them, and they will settle among us."
24 And all who went out of the gate of his city heeded Hamor and Shechem his son; every male was circumcised, all who went out of the gate of his city. 24 All the men who went out of the city gate agreed with Hamor and his son Shechem, and every male in the city was circumcised.
25 Now it came to pass on the third day, when they were in pain, that two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brothers, each took his sword and came boldly upon the city and killed all the males. 25 Three days later, while all of them were still in pain, two of Jacob's sons, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brothers, took their swords and attacked the unsuspecting city, killing every male.
26 And they killed Hamor and Shechem his son with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah from Shechem's house, and went out. 26 They put Hamor and his son Shechem to the sword and took Dinah from Shechem's house and left.
27 The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and plundered the city, because their sister had been defiled. 27 The sons of Jacob came upon the dead bodies and looted the city where their sister had been defiled.
28 They took their sheep, their oxen, and their donkeys, what was in the city and what was in the field, 28 They seized their flocks and herds and donkeys and everything else of theirs in the city and out in the fields.
29 and all their wealth. All their little ones and their wives they took captive; and they plundered even all that was in the houses. 29 They carried off all their wealth and all their women and children, taking as plunder everything in the houses.
30 Then Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, "You have troubled me by making me obnoxious among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites; and since I am few in number, they will gather themselves together against me and kill me. I shall be destroyed, my household and I." 30 Then Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, "You have brought trouble on me by making me a stench to the Canaanites and Perizzites, the people living in this land. We are few in number, and if they join forces against me and attack me, I and my household will be destroyed."
31 But they said, "Should he treat our sister like a harlot?" 31 But they replied, "Should he have treated our sister like a prostitute?"